a sincere apology…

April 3, 2010

Dearest blog,

I am sorry. I am sorry for neglecting you these past few months. Truth be told, I’ve had more pressing (and interesting) things to do than updating you. That’s OK, you can hate me if you want. You see, between final-year uni, White Noise shenanigans, my new job as marketing assistant for QUT’s Creative Industries faculty, I just simply haven’t had the time. Not to mention the stupid tumblr I have to keep updating every week for my new media class (for anyone super-keen, you can check it out here).

Way back in the dark ages of 2008 when I first started you (despite numerous reincarnations, the name still stands- thanks Modest Mouse), I was full of hopes and dreams, and well- the belief that anyone would actually want to read what I have to say. Not that nobody does – thanks, 3 readers, you’ve been great – but you know what I mean. When I resurrected you last year amongst new-found career aspirations, I hoped I could make you into a little star of the local blogosphere- nothing amazing, but still something that was focused, and worth reading. While the latter may be questionable, I honestly did feel you helped me through my second-year uni blues.

Now blog, never fear- this is not the end. I just realise now that there are more important things than keeping you up-to-date. When I find something I actually want to write about- well, I’ll come crawling back. But until then, I don’t see much point in writing just for the sake of it. Until then, I feel I have ditched you for the ADHD-version of blogging: twitter. Since that has become all-consuming, I’ve found less and less reason to write here.

Anyway, dearest bloggy, I do hope you forgive me. Until next time!

Sincerely yours,


In Dust we Trust.

September 24, 2009

A couple of strange things happened yesterday. Most people in Brisbane or Sydney were witness to a gigantic cloud of red dust clamouring over the cityscape, myself included. What was even more interesting though was just how comprehensively social media outlets Twitter and Facebook covered the event.

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Stumbled upon this earlier today (thanks Musicadium). It’s definitely an interesting clip, and it poses even more interesting questions: Is social media a fad? Or is it the biggest shift since the Industrial Revolution?

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Hottest 100 Wrap-Up

July 13, 2009

The winning song.

Well, the countdown is over.  With our next-door neighbours moving in, we serenaded their arrival in the only possible way; lots of good food, alcohol and very, very loud music. And to everyone’s utter surprise (not), Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana pipped everyone at the post, and took out the number 1 spot. But what of the other 99? Was the countdown rubbish? Biased? An accurate depiction of musical tastes over the past century? Twitter, the Triple J site and numerous other social networks have been amass with comments about the once-a-decade event. Here’s my thoughts. Read the rest of this entry »